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“FESTIVAL RIVIERA”

Lloret de Mar, Barcelona (Spain) – nice (France) – Monaco – San Remo (Italy)

Arrival in Barcelona is a picturesque city on the Mediterranean sea, located just 160 kilometers away from France, permeated with the spirit of creativity and freedom. Accommodation at the hotel. Dinner (buffet).

Evening Dating “We’re in Spain!”

08:00-10:00 Breakfast.

09:00-09:30 Creative planning session for team leaders.

Walking tour of Lloret de Mar. Excursion to the “cat Museum”.

Lloret de Mar is a picturesque old town with a palm alley, narrow streets, fountains, chapels, monuments and ruins. One of the most beautiful monuments of the city is the ancient parish Church of Sant Roma.

The opening ceremony of the International Festival-contest. The competition concert, view entries.

08:00-10:00 Breakfast.

09:00-09:30 Creative planning session for team leaders.

City panoramic tour of Barcelona (at the extra cost of 40 Euro).

The main attractions of the Catalan capital: Columbus quay, the harbour, the Park of Ciutadella, the Olympic village, the Cathedral of the Holy Family (Sagrada Familia) is a masterpiece of the architect Gaudi, one of the symbols of Barcelona; Eixample (the New District) is a Bastion of modernism”; Paseo grace; Continue reading

Holidays and festivals of Rome

Speaking the language poetic, really, maybe a bit pompous, holidays and festivals – it’s kind of a rim of precious stone called Rome. Indeed, holiday is a holiday, so why not try timing your trip for any of them?

For starters, here is a list of national holidays of Italy; note that these days do not work not only of agencies and institutions in Italy, but the embassies and consulates of the country in other States.

1 January – New year

6 January – Epiphany (the Baptism)

April‑may – Easter Monday (day after Easter) and Easter Sunday

April 25 – Day of liberation from fascism

1 may – labour Day

June 2 – Republic Day

August 15 – “Ferragosto” (Ascension of our lady)

November 1 – All Saints Day, forefathers day

December 8 – Immaculate conception of the virgin Mary

25 December – Christmas day

26 December – St. Stephen’s Day.

As in most other European countries, the period of Christmas and new year holidays and vacations lasts from December 25 to January 6 – from Christmas to Epiphany. New year’s day (Capodanno) – one of the favorite holidays, it is celebrated everywhere, including in Rome. The city takes on a festive look, its streets and squares are decorated with appropriate Christmas paraphernalia. At the same time falls during school holidays, and of course, Continue reading

Conversations with parents.

The next Chapter

In our day in the life of Orthodox families, the holidays of Christmas and Easter, of course, are celebrated, does not pass without attention to family life and Great Post. But after a joyful Easter day Church family life normally as it freezes. But in the spring and summer months in the Church calendar, a lot of special days that can be of great importance in the religious-moral education of children.

Earlier in Russia held fast to the custom of “Radonitsa”: custom to visit the graves of relatives and friends on Tuesday in the second week after Easter Sunday. This custom has been preserved in many places abroad, where they live more or less large group of Orthodox immigrants. For the convenience of working Radonitsa is often moved on the Sunday of Thomas, i.e. the first Sunday after Easter. Orthodox people visit the graves of deceased relatives and friends, there are memorial services, placed on the graves of red Easter eggs — as if with Christ passed into eternal life loved ones. In America, for example, Orthodox cemeteries are commonly outside the city, and this Easter remembrance of loved ones is often accompanied by a kind of picnic with refreshments, cleaning the graves, Continue reading

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